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Just when you think you’ve seen it all…

December 4, 2018

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, November 30th 2018     Years ago, one of my driving instructor mentors told me to beware of complacency when doing in-car practical driving lessons. Just when you believe you have seen it all, something… Read More…

Readers weigh in on bad driving behaviour

November 23, 2018

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, November 23rd 2018     You have had many opportunities to read about the driving habits that drive me crazy. Several readers have responded in kind. Here is what’s on your mind. Reg wanted to… Read More…

It’s a rite of passage, but there are more reasons to get a driver’s licence

November 16, 2018

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, November 16th 2018     A driver’s licence is much more than a simple privilege to drive. There are many reasons for getting a driving licence. It is much more than a rite of passage… Read More…

Turn headlights, taillights on while travelling

November 9, 2018

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, November 9th 2018   The No. 1 item bugging most readers is the lack of proper headlight and taillight use on motor vehicles. Many drivers are concerned with the number of vehicles on the road… Read More…

More observations on the driving public

November 5, 2018

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, November 5th 2018   Here are some more observations made at the Driving Schools Association of the Americas Convention in Baltimore last month, in no particular order of importance: • Look at their feet! This… Read More…

Convention offers a wealth of information

October 27, 2018

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, October 26th 2018   I returned from the Driving Schools Association of the Americas convention in Baltimore, Maryland, last week. Here is what I learned. • There is a startling statistic associated with pedestrian deaths… Read More…

Mailbag: Dutch reaches and zipper merges

October 22, 2018

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, October 19th 2018   Here are answers and comments to frequently asked questions on a variety of topics. John Daly, of former BCTV/Global fame and now of CKNW talk radio, wants me to remind every… Read More…

Left turns more dangerous than you think

October 12, 2018

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, October 12th 2018   The left-turn manoeuvre is commonly referred to as the most dangerous directional change a driver will ever attempt. There are several circumstances that make turning left much more difficult than turning… Read More…

You have questions, Steve has answers

October 5, 2018

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, October 5th 2018   More recent random reader requests from the mailbag: Ken has a handicapped card hanging from the rear-view mirror, facing forward while driving. He has a simple question. Is it advisable to… Read More…

Steve checks in on the reader mailbag

September 28, 2018

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, September 28th 2018     A selection of recent random reader requests: When is a driving test discontinued? There are several reasons for a driving test being halted. Some are obvious, others not so much…. Read More…

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